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Joe Bradley

Untitled, 2014

Charcoal on paper
19 3/10 × 13 1/2 in
48.9 × 34.3 cm
Bidding closed
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Phillips
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Signed and dated "Joe Bradley 14" on the reverse
Joe Bradley
American, b. 1975
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Working in a slacker aesthetic, Joe Bradley regularly uses the least amount of effort possible to transform material into artwork, going as far as to hang blank, store-bought canvases in the gallery. This approach has earned him comparisons to Minimalism, though his is a more ironic, cynical approach than the movement’s first-generation practitioners. Bradley is perhaps best known for his compositions of canvases in primary colors, which recall Color Field paintings and are arranged to form colossal, if schematic, human figures. Other works, like his “Schmagoo” paintings in grease pencil on dirty drop cloths or oil works on canvas, call to mind Cy Twombly’s paintings and children’s mark-making.

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About the work
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Phillips
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Signed and dated "Joe Bradley 14" on the reverse
Joe Bradley
American, b. 1975
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Working in a slacker aesthetic, Joe Bradley regularly uses the least amount of effort possible to transform material into artwork, going as far as to hang blank, store-bought canvases in the gallery. This approach has earned him comparisons to Minimalism, though his is a more ironic, cynical approach than the movement’s first-generation practitioners. Bradley is perhaps best known for his compositions of canvases in primary colors, which recall Color Field paintings and are arranged to form colossal, if schematic, human figures. Other works, like his “Schmagoo” paintings in grease pencil on dirty drop cloths or oil works on canvas, call to mind Cy Twombly’s paintings and children’s mark-making.

Joe Bradley

Untitled, 2014

Charcoal on paper
19 3/10 × 13 1/2 in
48.9 × 34.3 cm
Bidding closed
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